Music at Midday downtown
On Fridays from 12:15-1 pm, National City Christian Church presents Music at Midday. The church is at 5 Thomas Circle NW in DC. Social distancing and masks are required. Admission is free; donations are gratefully accepted.
May 26: Violinist Sara Su Jones and pianist Tatyana Stepanova perform the Sonata for Violin and Piano by Marguerite Canal along with works of J. S. Bach and Johannes Brahms.
June 2: Mark Pacoe, newly appointed associate director of music and organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City, will perform works of four British and American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries: Alec Wyton, Jason Roberts, Ian Farrington and Paul Creston.
June 9: The annual Pride Recital will feature Harrisburg, PA, organist Tyler Canonico performing works of Johann Strauss, J. S. Bach, Alfred Hollins, Florence B. Price and Anders S. Börjesson.
June 16: Local organist Alain Truche will perform a program of works by Guy Bovet, Joseph Jongen, Percy Whitlock and Healey Willan.
June 23: Baltimore pianist Chad R. Bowles will perform the complete Sonata in B-flat Major, a four-movement work by Franz Schubert.
June 30: Indianapolis organist Wolff von Roos will perform a varied program of works by Carl Haywood, Camille Saint-Saëns, Franz Liszt and George Gershwin, along with his own “Nutcase Sonata” and an improvisation on a submitted theme.
There will be no Music at Midday recitals during July or August. A new season of concerts will begin on Friday, Sept. 8, featuring Polish organist Michał Szostak.
Recitals are free unless otherwise noted.
Sunday, May 28, 2023, 2 pm: Guest organist Carson Cooman presents a Memorial Day organ recital at Washington National Cathedral.
Friday, June 2 , 7:30 pm: 2023 Pipe Organ Institute spring student recital at All Saints Church, 3 Chevy Chase Circle, Chevy Chase, MD.
Sunday, June 4, 5 pm: Evensong for Trinity Sunday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, College Park, featuring the Short Service for evening by Orlando Gibbons, "Ain'-a That Good News" by William Dawson and responses by Philip Radcliffe. This is the choir's final evensong before traveling in July to sing in residency at Salisbury Cathedral.
Sunday, June 4, 6 pm: The Northern Virginia chapter invites DC chapter members to a 6 pm RSVP dinner/annual meeting and 7:30 recital by Daniel Carroll at Grace Episcopal Church in Alexandria. Carroll plans to start at Curtis Institute this fall. Go to novaago.org.
Tuesday, June 13, 12:10 pm: Juneteenth celebration! Saxophonist Irvin Peterson and organist David Houston will perform music of Leo Sowerby, Paule Maurice, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Dorsey and others. Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G St. NW.
Monday, June 19: Our chapter is planning a day of workshops and a recital by Marvin Mills at the Franciscan Monastery in northeast DC. Details TBA.
Tuesday, July 4, 2023, 11 am: Washington National Cathedral organist Thomas Sheehan and Washington Symphonic Brass present an Independence Day concert.